At vonbergengroup, we focus on coaching leaders and their teams in the three areas that significantly impact professional success:
Higher Emotional Intelligence
Research has repeatedly confirmed that improving communication skills and emotional intelligence is the smartest and fastest way to become an effective leader. In addition, many leaders are introverts who excel despite themselves, achieving success while struggling with introverted behaviors. We understand this challenge through direct experience and are perfectly positioned to help those leaders optimize their introverted feelings and behaviors for even greater success.
The foundation of our team’s leadership coaching services is many decades of coaching executives in organizations of all sizes, around the globe. In addition to our collective hands-on experience, we each have many relevant certifications that give us the tangible tools that help make you even more successful.
Our Coaching Practice
At von Bergen Group, we not only understand how to help you become even better at what you do, but we do so while speaking your language. We understand and help you overcome your pain points because we’ve lived them first hand. Emotional intelligence drives our overall behaviors, and influences such as technology, generational status and culture shape our communications. These factors dramatically impact your abilities a leader, and one or more of them will probably be a focus of our coaching engagement.
How We Might Work Together
Below is the coaching process we typically engage in with clients. Although flexible and customizable, this is a tried-and-true process that works well in most cases.
- Hold a complimentary get-to-know-you session to assess mutual right fit
- Sign the coaching engagement contract and agreements
- Hold the preliminary intake session
- Conduct assessments and collect stakeholder feedback
- Review the completed assessments and feedback, and establish coaching goals based on those results
- Conduct a pre-determined number of coaching sessions
- Conduct goal progress and overall coaching check-ins at pre-determined milestone dates
- End of engagement: Measure and communicate the impact of the coaching engagement, and discuss continued coaching depending on client needs
Tools & Methodologies
We place significant importance on formal training and ongoing education to ensure that we’re using the best coaching tools available. We’re highly methodical and process-oriented, and from the very beginning of the coaching relationship until the very end, we lead our clients through a clearly articulated development program. Quantifying the benefits of the coaching process is paramount to our practice.
We’re proud to be certified through the best training programs available today. The certifications we received through world renowned organizations allow you to partner with us knowing that you are in the most capable hands. We are Advanced Certified Executive Coaches through the College of Executive Coaching, an Associate Certified Coaches (ACC) through the International Coach Federation, certified Prosci Change Management professionals, and qualified to administer the EQ-i 2.0 and 360 assessments. In addition, Marina is a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered certified coach, which is one of the most prestigious leadership program certifications available today.
Common Behaviors Addressed
Challenges related to communications, emotional intelligence and introversion appear in many different ways, some obvious and some not. Here is a sample list of behaviors we might work on during the coaching relationship.
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Challenges navigating change initiatives
- Interacting with colleagues from other generations
- Active listening skills
- Respect / authority issues
- Building virtual teams
- Being too assertive, or not assertive enough
- Delegation challenges
- Collaborating with colleagues from different cultures
- Greater self-awareness
- Building collegial relationships
- And more…
Prices & Fees
We offer a range of consulting project, coaching program, and speaking session options. Please contact us to discuss your organization’s needs so that we can send you a pricing sheet, or tailor a custom quote if appropriate.
Areas of Expertise
Individuals with strong communication skills provide more benefits to their organizations than just playing well with others. According to a 2009/2010 Towers Watson study, companies with leaders who are highly effective communicators had 47% higher total returns to shareholders over five years compared with firms that have leaders who are the least effective communicators. Organizations that are serious about success place high value on communication skills. Click here to access a wealth of information on the quantifiable impact of communications.
When was the last time you were with a group of business colleagues, looked around at each one, guessed who was an introvert and extrovert, and thought about the implications of that? It’s probably been a while. Maybe never. And yet introverts will be quick to let their extroverted counterparts know that their rise up the corporate ladder is uniquely challenging. At vbg, we help introverted leaders be even more effective in their roles by learning how to be more comfortable and effective in situations that are often awkward and unempowering.
The business world fundamentally changed after Daniel Goleman’s bestseller Emotional Intelligence hit the bookshelves in 1995. It legitimized emotions in the workplace in ways that even the most intellectual leaders could be comfortable with. Since then, research has repeatedly validated the key role that emotional savvy plays in effective leadership. Executives worldwide now appreciate how the many dimensions of emotional intelligence have a deep impact on organizational success. vbg will help your team strengthen emotional intelligence weaknesses.
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is the world’s premier executive coaching company with the largest network of top coaches all certified in the same coaching process. Ranked as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker by Harvard Business Review and Thinkers 50, Marshall Goldsmith’s coaching process has been used by more than 150 of the Fortune 500’s top leaders to take their performance to the next level.
As a Marshall Goldsmith certified coach, I bring a unique and highly sought after set of skills, expertise and tools to leaders who are committed to making measurable improvement in their professional lives.
The Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching methodology is so effective that it’s guaranteed. If the leader client does not make measurable growth over the twelve month engagement, then the client will not be charged any fees. We refer to that as our “no growth, no pay model.” The “no growth, no pay” model is unthinkable to most executive coaches. To Marshall Goldsmith coaches such as myself, however, it makes perfect sense. With an average success rate of 95% using a methodology that has helped so many of the world´s most senior level global executives succeed, the results speak for themselves.
Simply put: the methodology works.